Nadia Prupis, staff writer

Nadia Prupis is a Common Dreams staff writer.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 11:45am
NSA Began Warrantless Surveillance Without Congressional Approval
The National Security Agency began its warrantless surveillance program without Congressional approval, spying on emails and phone calls of foreign targets months before the passage of the Protect America Act in August 2007, newly declassified documents show. The documents were released to New York...
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Monday, January 26, 2015 - 4:30pm
Mass Surveillance Endangers 'Fundamental Human Rights': Report
Mass surveillance programs threaten fundamental human rights and may do more harm than good in the anti-terrorism fight, the top human rights organization in Europe said in a report published Monday. "Our freedom is built on what others do not know of our existences." Thus begins the report (pdf)...
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Monday, January 26, 2015 - 1:30pm
Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Lethal Injection Suit, But Won't Stay Executions
The U.S. Supreme Court has announced it will hear a case on the constitutionality of Oklahoma's death penalty drug cocktail, which critics say causes intense pain during executions. The court will hear the case of Glossip v. Gross , filed last summer by 21 inmates on Oklahoma's death row who say...
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Friday, January 23, 2015 - 2:00pm
Fossil Fuel Industry Gives California Communities a Breath of Toxic Air: Report
Oil and gas wells in California are releasing dozens of pollutants into the air in at least two counties, exposing residents to numerous toxins and unknown effects, a report by an environmental watchdog published Thursday has found. As one of the country's largest oil producers, California is home...
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Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 3:30pm
Journalist Barrett Brown Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison
Activist and journalist Barrett Brown was sentenced in a Dallas, Texas federal court Thursday to 63 months in federal prison and ordered to pay nearly $900,000 in restitution and fines. Brown, 33, pleaded guilty to charges of transmitting threats, accessory to a cyber attack, and obstruction of...
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Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 1:15pm
Former McDonald's Workers Sue Over Racial Discrimination, Sexual Harassment
Ten former McDonald's employees filed a civil rights lawsuit against the fast food giant on Thursday over claims of racial discrimination and sexual harassment at three separate locations in Virginia. Nine black workers and one Hispanic worker say they were subjected to "rampant racial and sexual...
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Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 9:45am
Yemeni President, Cabinet Resign Amid Deal With Rebels
Update (2:31pm EST): Yemeni President Abed Mansour Hadi, Prime Minister Khaled Bahah, and members of the Yemeni cabinet reportedly resigned from power on Thursday after the president acquiesced to the demands of Shia Houthi rebels who stormed his palace and private home in Sana'a earlier this week...
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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 1:00pm
Yemen President Expected to Yield to Rebels Amid Escalating Unrest
Yemen's President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi on Wednesday was expected to yield to Yemeni rebels' demands as Shia Houthi fighters took control of the presidential palace and his private home in Sana'a after two days of fighting in the capital city. Reuters reports : A source close to the president...
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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 5:00pm
Faced With Land Seizures, Defiant Nebraskans Vow to Halt Keystone XL
As Canadian energy company TransCanada filed eminent domain claims against Nebraska landowners on Tuesday for the construction of the controversial Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, families whose properties are on the verge of forced seizure say they will do whatever is necessary to shut down the...
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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 2:00pm
Public Research Lab Ignores Animal Welfare in Favor of Profits: New York Times
The U.S. Meat Animal Research Center routinely tortures, abuses, and neglects the animals housed at its remote Nebraska laboratory, using them for bio-engineering experiments to benefit the meat industry with no regard for their welfare, an investigation published Tuesday by the New York Times has...
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